Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand, with many attractions to offer. Bangkok experiences a tropical climate that is favorable all year round. Residents will enjoy both the hot and humid season, as well as the dry and cool season. If you're looking for a place to explore that's filled with exciting attractions, Bangkok is one of your best bets!
When you plan your itinerary, keep in mind that Bangkok has a wet and dry season. It is best to visit during the wet season from April to November when temperatures are relatively mild and humidity levels are not too high. However, if you cannot resist visiting during November-March (the dry season), be aware that Bangkok can experience some severe air pollution at this time.
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1. You have to get your visa in advance
2. The language in Bangkok is Thai, but most people speak English.
3. There are a lot of food options that are vegan and vegetarian friendly, but they aren't common yet.
Rattanakosin Island Walking Tour
This is the one that we recommend to most first-time visitors, as it is a great way to get a feel for the city's old town. In fact, it's possible to learn a lot about Bangkok from this tour alone. You'll visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or the Grand Palace. You'll see several charming Buddhist temples along with museums of Thai art and history. It's an easy walk from here over to Wat Pho, a temple that is dedicated to Lord Buddha's footprint and pagoda.
Khao San Road
This street is full of Thai food, shopping and tourists. It's also known for its ample nightlife scene, which is an interesting fact in itself. If you get here before sunset, then you'll be able to take many pictures without worrying about a lot of people in your shots. Just remember that it can get very crowded here at night when everyone comes out to party! Be sure to check out the bars and clubs because they also offer great photo opportunities! If you're interested in getting something to eat or drink while exploring Khao San Road, then we recommend that you check out the street food vendors that are on every block.
The Grand Palace
This is the most famous attraction in Bangkok. You will find here also the Dusit Palace, or as it is also called, the Grand Palace. It is home to The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace Museum. Inside these three buildings there are many beautifully adorned halls and temples that will make you feel like you're in a different world right in the heart of Bangkok. This is a special place to visit because it will give you some insight into the Thai history and culture. It's also a must-see if you want to learn more about Buddhism. This is because Thailand is the only country that still has followers of the religion in which their king is considered the representation of Buddha on earth.
The Dusit Palace
You should visit this palace just behind The Grand Palace, because it's where you'll find many other historical buildings and shrines that are worth checking out. It has a beautiful moat surrounding it, a garden area and several ponds with beautifully colored fish.
Million Years Stone Park
While in Bangkok you must visit the Million Years Stone Park as well. It's a place where you will find a beautiful statue made of stone. It's a Buddhist shrine that was built to honor the Lord Buddha. Here you will also find several other monuments, like The Alphabetical Stones and the Naga Tree. There is also an aquarium inside the park that is worth taking some time to visit. Don't miss this one! This park is located near some of the Buddhist temples and palaces, so it's a good idea to visit these attractions while walking around here.